feeling stressed!

  1. I am a second year student in a 4-year program. Sometimes I feel like giving up! It is so difficult. I am taking 17 credit hours, working 25 hrs. a week and trying to keep the house together!
    Am I the only one feeling this way!
    Any suggestions on time management?
    I really want to be an RN, and I'm sure I won't give up, but I am feeling so stressed!!!!!!
    Any feedback would be appreciated!
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  3. by   KKay
    Boy do we all know that feeling....I am first year w/ 6 six kids, 7 if you count my husband....I wish I could really help w/ great time saving advice but the only thing i really have to offer is my empathy and as a nursing student we all know how important empathy is suppose to be..haha...The only way i could do it was to take all my general ed course first so now all i have left are my clinicals which is enough. If you can manage doing that its a big help from what i hear other students saying. If you just need someone to whine to please feel free to email me at KKandDBo@ aol.....maybe we can share helpful hints...otherwise hang in there and just say goodbye to any other part of life til your done.....(smile!!!)
  4. by   WV_heart_RN
    Give up on the house!!! It will be there when you are done. Really, when I started I tried to keep my house perfect and I finally told my family I quit!
    I cook and make the boys clean up. I wash and dry the laundry but folding only gets done if I can do it.
    School, is demanding so just do what you need to and let the rest go!!
  5. by   ainz
    When my wife and I were both in school we ate on paper plates, used plasticware, paper cups and napkins, had a maid come in at least twice a month to clean (well worth the money and we couldn't really afford it), any little thing we could find to shave off even a few minutes per day of time spent on ADLs.

    Just don't give up and quit. Also exercising heps your stamina and attention span. I used to read my notes into a tape recorder and then listen to them with a Walkman while I was on the treadmill or riding my bike. Be creative!! Just don't give up and don't quit.
  6. by   francine79
    I know what you mean. I am a first year nursing student, however I have had 2 years of college before now. It's really hard. I work full time and am taking 15 credits. Next week I have 4 tests. Thank god where I work we have volunteer stay home days or I would be sunk. I don't really know what to say as far as time management. I feel like all I get done is work, sleep( and still not enough) and some studying. I have yet to find the perfect answer to my problem. All I can say is thank God for giving me such a good boyfriend to help me out around the house!
    Good luck with your program!